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October 24

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 24, 1–2 p.m.

This is one of two new tours that looks at UMMA collections through the lens of a particular theme. "The Collector's Eye" considers donors and collectors who have shaped UMMA holdings. Both new tours are offered in conjunction with the UM theme semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?"

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours

Guided Tour

Sunday, October 24, 2–3 p.m.

Tour this major exhibition of more than 100 works of art from UMMA's rare and important Whistler collection, including portraits and his well-known series from England, Italy, and France.

categories: Gallery Talks and Tours


Sunday, October 24, 2–4:30 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

The Radiant Sun, directed by Michigan filmmaker Terri Sarris and co-produced by Sarris and University of Maryland Associate Professor of Architecture Ronit Eisenbach, chronicles the life and work of designer Ruth Adler Schnee and the challenges she faced as a female architectural designer in the second half of the twentieth century. Now in her 80s and living in Michigan, where she designs woven textiles for Anzea, Schnee, and her husband, Edward Schnee, were important figures in bringing the mid-century modernist movement to Michigan. A discussion with Ruth Adler Schnee and the film's producers will follow the screening. A selection of Ms. Schnee's textiles will be on view in UMMA's display cases adjacent to the Helmut Stern Auditorium.

Support for the film was provided by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, the UM Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

categories: Film